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When I was at college, my tutor received a poster from one of his ex-students, Toby Burkill. It was an awesome poster; it was an St Brides Design Auction poster! Screen printed in a rainbow of colours, it inspired me when I finally got the opportunity to try my hand at screen printing a year later (which I can’t believe I just linked because that photo of me is horrendous but nevermind)! I hadn’t decided where I...

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After the success of the first Chitter-Chatter talk from YCN, another has been announced! Mancunian design studio, RAW, are booked in for Wednesday 20th March at 2PM. Boasting work for Nandos, the BBC, The FA and Liverpool FC to name a few, the RAW talk is one not to be missed! Tickets are only £3 for an insight into what it’s like to work at RAW. I admit, I have admired RAW’s beautiful studio space for...

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Last night was a big night for Graphics students at Lincoln – our first big night out together. Back when I was a first year, the 3rd years organised a fundraising night out – CMYK. We had such a great time, meeting people from other years and just letting our hair down. It’s been talked about in a few student rep meetings before – how it would be nice for all of the years to...

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Today students gathered for the first talk of the Chitter-Chatter series. Zoë from YCN came to talk to us Lincoln creatives – a great way to start off the series! Zoë began by introducing YCN; explaining what they do and the different ways they help young creatives. Since 2001 YCN have worked with companies to provide live brief opportunities through their Student Awards. This year there are 21 companies who have set briefs, ranging from Ugg...

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A couple of weeks ago, some experimental typography started popping up around the studio… SLOP! The 1st years had been working on a brief to visualise onomatopoeic words, producing some great results! TWANG – you can just hear that in your head, right? My favourite one is drip: Brilliant – especially the attention to detail with the puddle on the floor! I can’t credit any of the work as the 1st years are quite shy...

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Yesterday I had the final crit of my D&AD project with Zoe. About half way through, Barrie popped in. He said he had been interviewing a prospective student and asked them ‘Why Lincoln?’. They replied ‘Because of Natasha Nuttall’s blog’. I couldn’t believe it! I began writing my blog when I was at college to help be more critical of my own work and engage in the design world. Since then, it has grown into...

Fundraising is well under way in the Lincoln GD studios at the moment, and now news of my favourite event is here: The talks team (aka Chitter-Chatter: Sam, James and Talveer) have booked YCN to kick off the talks series on Weds 13th Feb. I love the talks series as they offer an opportunity to hear about what it’s really like to be in the industry. The speakers show and explain their work and always have...

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Today marked the grand opening of the Lincoln GD 2013 bring & buy stall. Shopkeeper Dave, has arranged a Morag-esque style stall outside the canteen where people can donate unwanted things which others can buy for £1. It’s the first event in a series of fundraising ideas for our end of year show. Above, Tom donates 2 b&w films, 2 colour films and a Starbucks mug. I donated the letter A, a baked beans recipe...

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A slightly misleading title I know, but it’s competition time for the Lincoln 3rd year Graphic Designers. Today we were given a selection of competition briefs from the student awards for D&AD (Ted Baker and V&A) and YCN (Forestry Commission England). We are to choose one of the 3, and also work on the RSA Pen pals brief too – lots and lots of work! We are lucky to be joined by Zoë Bather (previously of...

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It’s a new year and a new window display! Out with the skulls and in with the circus: I posted back at the end of November about Barrie’s circus coming to town with the 3rd years undertaking the ISTD briefs, and some of the work from that session is now being displayed in the window: It’s kind of a collaborative window, as covering the floor are some typographic faces which the 1st years produced in...

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Monday and Thursday of this week, whilst the tutors are assessing our work, we had seminars with visiting copywriter David Sandhu. We tried our hand at copywriting for the YCN briefs (industry trust and i newspaper – which I still need to blog about!) last year, but obviously it’s something that we still need to work on – practice makes perfect! Copywriting is an important part of Graphic Design, which is sometimes overlooked – I...

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I realised that I’ve blogged about the development but never the actual final magazine, so here goes: Divide is a magazine produced by 6 Graphic Design students from the University of Lincoln: Emma Dawson, Amber Hadley, Tom Matthews, Sunjay Morar, Natasha Nuttall (me) and Lucy Perkins. Divide is a magazine about all areas of modern life – Social culture, the environment, men & women’s fashion, technology, politics and music, with each area having it’s own...

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So carrying on from my last post, the first speaker after lunch was the ‘nicest man in Graphic Design’, Anthony Burrill. I’ve seen Anthony talk at Leeds Print Festival back in January, so knew he was a great speaker and he also gets Brownie points because he replied to my emails back when I did the D&AD brief! ha He talked about Adams, the print shop in his country retreat village, Rye, and used a great...

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So it’s onto the next project – ISTD with Barrie & Philippa. For our introductory lesson yesterday, we were asked to bring A2 layout pads, scalpels and glue – intruiging. It turned out that we were going to be making really quick, circus themed posters using letters of a variety of sizes. This isn’t random – one of the ISTD briefs is called Circus: Emma works on her zombie clowns poster… … whilst the rest...

Earlier we had the last crit before the deadline on Thursday. After our 12 hour library stint, we were feeling quite prepared and wanted to impress Marianne, an ex-Lincolner who now works at Esterson Associates. After the crit with Steve last week, we changed quite a bit to make sure that everything was really consistent. Marianne was really helpful and gave us a few Indesign tips too. The feedback was very positive overall and the only...

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